"Fundraising is a subject we seldom think about from a spiritual perspective. We may think of fundraising as a necessary but unpleasant activity to support spiritual things [but] from beginning to end, fundraising as a ministry is grounded in prayer and undertaken in gratitude."
(Nouwen, H.J.M. "A Spirituality of Fundraising" 2010).
Amen! Admittedly, the term "fundraising" often conjures negative reactions but it doesn't have to. At Grace Christian School (GCS), we see fundraising as one of the means to invite Christians to partner with us as we steward resources given to us by God to support His purposes in our school.
Throughout our 36 year history, God has provided for the school's financial needs through the generosity of His people who have given of their time, talents and resources. Our tuition is almost half that of comparable schools. We realize that a higher tuition would limit the availability of Christian education for many in our community. Tuition income accounts for just 92% of our operating income, leaving the remaining 8% needed to educate each child to be funded through other means.
And this is why we need you! Your gift to GCS makes a difference to every student. You may make a general donation online or an online gift in support of one of our fundraising initiatives:
1. Love inDeed Servathon
2. Annual Giving Campaign
3. Boots & Bandana Auction
4. Business Partners for Education
5. Warriors ARISE Alliance
Gifts may also be mailed to GCS, 19. S. Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401 to the attention of the Development Office. Grace Christian School is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and all charitable donations are tax deductible. At this time, we are pleased to receive financial gifts in the form of cash, check or credit card, appreciated gifts of stocks, bonds and other securities, gift-in-kind donations, company matching gifts and United Way donations.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Cleveland in our Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 886-9109.